your best bet to anonymity on the internet is to have the name of John Smith or something equaly as common and live in a big city, I have neither a common name or a big city to hide in so I use a PO box.
This is my 50th year as a ham. Yes I am old school still use CW and keep it up to speed. Try to copy the W1AW bulletins at least three times a week. I run beat up old tube type equipment and still have a ball. The only new equipment that I have is a 2m transcever that I run off a 12V deep cycle battery. Charge it with a solar charger.
This hobby is a wide ranging one that I have explored many aspects of. My current passion is building Crystal radios from junk that I have found. With the right antenna and ground system I can receive AM broadcast stations from the mid-west , southeast and southwest up to a 1,000 miles away. These little no power , low cost rigs are a something to keep in mind in a grid down situation.
The Caddo Kid
With amateur radio, I can talk to folks almost anywhere from almost anywhere. One of my favorite amateur radio items to take with me into the wilderness is my little Yaesu FT817 all mode all band radio as seen in the picture below. With it and some extra batteries and a simple wire antenna I could make emergency calls from anywhere I want !
Storm Chaser, Adventurer, Explorer, Student of the Old Ways, Amateur Radio Operator, and Axe Mobster in training
Bushclass USA Basic: 13/13 Required, 5/5 Electives, 3/5 Outings